Nice-Côte d’Azur: summer traffic equals that of 2019, but with fewer movements

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In July and August 2023, 3.3 million passengers passed through terminals 1 and 2 of the airport Nice-Cote d’Azur.

This traffic is equivalent to 99.9% of traffic for the same months of 2019but it nevertheless required 675 fewer aircraft movements in particular due to a best filling coefficient.

Fleets composed mainly of latest generation aircraft, as welcomed at our terminals, and better filled, with even still room for improvement, are important levers for reducing the environmental impact of a mode of transport essential to opening up of our territory », Indicates Franck Goldnadel, chairman of the board of directors of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur. “ 2023 therefore returns and continues in the pre-Covid crisis dynamic which allowed us to welcome 30% more passengers between 2012 and 2019 without additional aircraft movements. This virtuous trajectory is amplified by the fact that today’s planes already emit less than those of 10 years ago. “, he recalls.

The 26 new lines launched during the summer season contribute to this summer dynamic. And the 3 new long-haul routes (Atlanta, Doha and Riyadh) support the visibility of the Nice destination in distant territories. Indeed, if Nice Côte d’Azur is historically an international airport, this summer has further reinforced this trend, in particular thanks to a record number of 11 long-haul routes including 6 to North America.

Traffic to and from the United States is also the one which marked the strongest increase compared to 2019. The United Kingdom retains its place as the leading international market (15% of summer traffic) and slightly exceeds its 2019 level. over these two summer months. The other most dynamic foreign markets are Italy, Greece and Tunisia.

The domestic market remains strong and represents 26% of Nice-Côte d’Azur’s activity. However, it marks a slight drop compared to 2019 due to a lower supply on the Nice-Orly axis. However, transverse lines, supported by a more extensive offering, continue to progress, now representing 40% of domestic connections, thanks in particular to the strength of the lines to and from Bordeaux, Nantes, Caen and Biarritz.

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